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Understanding the Lack of Democratic Governance in the Middle East

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Democracy is predominantly practiced by the western world. The disdain Arab nations have towards colonial powers has given democracy a negative connotation. Discuss the causes and effects of the lack of democratic governance in the Middle East. The populations of oil-producing states in the Middle East benefit from the distributive nature of the state, and thus have no reason to pursue greater political freedoms. Non-oil producing states on the other hand have an authoritative one-party system where the regimes promise economic well-being and security/stability in their region in exchange for the population’s political freedoms. Continue reading

Effects of Technology on the Human Attention Span

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Did the advancement of technology help or worsen the human attention span? How has the human attention span been affected by technological advancements? Do you think that future generations will benefit from technology Why so, or not so? How did technology change our culture? Make sure to conduct further research to support your argument. Make it interesting and captivating to your readers. Continue reading

Analyzing the Movie ‘Koran by Heart’

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Watch the movie  Koran By Heart on Youtube and give a short summary of the film, clearly specifying its main themes and topics. Describe how the film’s subjects define, understand, and relate to the Qur’an: what is its meaning for them? Reflect on the ways in which culture, politics, and gender inform the lives of the film’s subjects and their understanding of Islam. Continue reading

The Most Abused Substance in America

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Which substance do you think is the most serious threat to the nation’s health and why? Be sure to clarify between drug use, misuse, and abuse. How does the substance you selected impact the health of local communities and states, or specifically vulnerable populations? Why do you think some advocate to consider addiction as a public health issue rather than merely a criminal justice issue? Continue reading

A Survey Questionnaire

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Design  a basic survey questionnaire. Survey questions will be used to answer a research question you would like to ask the entire class. Your sample frame is all students in the class. Create a research question.  What do you want to know about UCB students? Consider which broader population you wish to generalize your results. Continue reading

Analyzing a TED Speaker’s Speech

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Many TED speakers are published researchers, and many of them base their TED talks on their research: before you look for other sources. Choose a TED speaker that  has published on human trafficking  and write a literature  review on it. Use only published, peer-reviewed articles for your references. Although you are building up to your own argument and documenting your research process, try to avoid a personal tone. Statements like “I believe” or “I could not find…” put the focus more on you than on your topic and make you seem less credible. You usually don’t need to talk about yourself unless you have a really good reason e.g. personal experience–used sparingly–or primary research–interviews, surveys, etc. that you have personally written and conducted. Continue reading

Public Health Issues

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Write a 3,000-word essay, that draws on the academic evidence on your topic area and uses Harvard Referencing. The essay should be word processed, using size 12 font, and have 1½ line spacing.The essay should critically analyze a public health issue where inequalities exist (e.g., bowel cancer, physical inactivity, etc.). Continue reading

Expanding the View of Civil Rights

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Civil Rights regulate the way in which the government interacts and treats citizens. There is a long history of gaps in civil rights with regards to race and gender. Specifically, with the history of African Americans, provide 3 stories of how the national government had to expand their view of civil rights in order to include them; from slavery, to citizens, to equal status in America. Continue reading

Hofstede’s Organizational Culture Dimensions

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Review both of the Zappos videos on the Company Culture and the one titled  ‘Culture is Priority One’. Which of Hofstede’s organizational culture dimensions do you see represented in the Zappos videos? What led you to choose these dimensions? What type of organizational culture dimensions would you like to see represented in your future workplace? Why? What types of questions would you ask in an interview to determine an organization’s culture? (Provide sample questions) How would you navigate an organizational culture that was not aligned with your ideal work environment? Continue reading

A Systemic Analysis of the Dynamics & Organization of Urban Street Gangs

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Read and analyze Ruble & Turner’s, 2000 article ‘A systemic analysis of the dynamics and organization of urban street gangs’ from The American Journal of Family Therapy, and write a summary review of the important issues presented therein following APA format. Continue reading

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